Last Updated on 29th November 2011
Hosted by George Lamb and Lauren Laverne, last night’s British Fashion Awards at London’s Savoy Hotel received a star-studded turn out, with guests including BFC Ambassador Samantha Cameron, as well as Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, Alexa Chung, Colin Firth and even Stateside celebs siuch as Kate Hudson, Olivia Palermo and Marc Jacobs (who, by the way, is officially not taking the creative director job at Christian Dior!)
The highly coveted title of Designer of the Year went to Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen and we can think of more than one reason why she was given the honour. Not only has she done the late Alexander McQueen proud by enabling his legacy to live on, but she has presented outstanding collections that are both in keeping with the signature McQueen style as well as adding her own personal stamp on each and every piece. And of course, we imagine the dress of the century, i.e. Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding dress, had something to do with it too.
Christopher Kane was the proud recipient of the New Establishment Award, which as we revealed yesterday, was a brand new category, while Victoria Beckham walked away with the Designer Brand prize – apparently on the verge of tears as she accepted her award… aww!
Mary Katrantzou (whose dress for Topshop we, along with the rest of the blogosphere, fell in love with at first sight) won the Emerging Talent award for her ready to wear collection and Alexa Chung was given the British Style Award for the second year running – meaning Kate Middleton, who was nominated at the last minute, missed out.
Here are all the winners along with the official names for their prizes.
EMERGING TALENT AWARD – READY TO WEAR: Mary Katrantzou
EMERGING TALENT AWARD – ACCESSORIES: Tabitha Simmons
EMERGING TALENT AWARD – MENSWEAR: Christopher Raeburn
ACCESSORY DESIGNER: Charlotte Olympia
MENSWEAR DESIGNER: Kim Jones
DESIGNER BRAND: Victoria Beckham
MODEL: Stella Tennant
BFC OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN FASHION: Paul Smith
ISABELLA BLOW AWARD FOR FASHION CREATOR: Sam Gainsbiury
RED CARPET AWARD: Stella McCartney
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
NEW ESTABLISHMENT AWARD: Christopher Kane
BRITISH STYLE AWARD BROUGHT TO YOU BY VODAFONE: Alexa Chung
Last night’s event only reaffirmed our love and appreciation for British fashion, and we hope next year is just as exciting as this one.
Check out our gallery below to see what the celebs wore to attend this prestigious event. Who was your best dressed?